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Is hand, foot and mouth disease a zoonotic disease?

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Posted on Sat, 24 Sep 2016
Question: Is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in a child zoonotic?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No hand foot mouth disease is not a zoonotic disease

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... hand foot mouth disease is not a zoonotic disease.

It's a viral illness which spreads by touch and droplet infection.

It can spread by - close personal contact, the air (through coughing or sneezing), contact with feces, contact with contaminated objects and surfaces like fomites.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.

Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: No hand foot mouth disease is not a zoonotic disease Detailed Answer: Hi.... hand foot mouth disease is not a zoonotic disease. It's a viral illness which spreads by touch and droplet infection. It can spread by - close personal contact, the air (through coughing or sneezing), contact with feces, contact with contaminated objects and surfaces like fomites. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,